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Philosophy is Important

But it is hard work. I am glad you are taking a crack at it, even though I am not coming from the same place you are. For example, I see "The Rule of Law" as summed up by saying that the government has to obey its own rules, not that it can never do more than an individual.

I realize for that to make sense, there has to be a transcendent moral order operating in the universe. So I guess before we get to the place you start here, we need to discuss the premise of the existence of a transcendent moral order.

Another premise related to that is the premise of self-ownership. I don't accept that premise in some sense of the word and I wonder if you don't agree that it is a premise which you are using to build your other assertions, even the symmetry?

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)